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bga_606772 - GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze ABVDOS aux trois annelets pointés

GALLIA - BITURIGES CUBI (Area of Bourges) Bronze ABVDOS aux trois annelets pointés AU
250.00 €(Approx. 297.50$ | 217.50£)
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Type : Bronze ABVDOS aux trois annelets pointés
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bourges (18)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Malgré un métal très légèrement piqué, l’état de conservation de la monnaie est remarquable. Jolie patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine à gauche, les cheveux distribués en grosses mèches.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ABVDOS.
Reverse description : Cheval au galop à gauche ; au-dessus, trois annelets ; légende sous le poitrail.

Commentary


Ce bronze semble anépigraphe au droit. Il correspond donc parfaitement au DT 3370. L’épigraphie est bien venue au revers.

Historical background


Bituriges CUBES (Area of ​​Bourges)

(Second - first century BC)

The territory of Bituriges Cubes extended over a portion of Bourbonnais, Touraine and Berry. Their capital was the oppidum Avaricum (Bourges). Loire separated Aedui and Carnutes. In 52 BC, they maintained that Vercingetorix pushed to practice the technique of scorched earth. And they destroyed more than twenty oppida but refused the same to their capital, Avaricum (Bourges). Caesar besieged the oppidum, defended by thirty thousand and ten thousand Bituriges allies. The city was taken and burned, only eight hundred soldiers were able to escape, while the garrison and the population was massacred. However, Bituriges have provided a contingent of twelve thousand men to the relief army of the Gallic coalition during the siege of Alesia. At the beginning of 51 BC, Caesar led a new campaign in Bituriges who submitted very quickly..

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